WHAT A WEEKEND IT WAS!
The Bonnyville Amateur Football Association teams swept Scott MacDonald Memorial Day with three amazing games. Read more about the Scott MacDonald Memorial off-field here. The PeeWee Renegades started the day, with the Bantam Bandits playing the late afternoon match, and the Senior Voyageurs playing under the lights.
Renegades face Rams for second time
The Cold Lake Rams were the first opponent of the day at Walsh Field. The Renegades faced their up and coming peewee rivals, and it was a redeeming game for both sides. The Renegades came away with the victory. They get back in the win column after a loss to Wainwright last week. They have a bye week this upcoming weekend. It will be back to basics for the kids.
“In the first game we came out pretty strong. We put up three touchdowns. In the second quarter we were a little penalty heavy. In the third, it was about the same. It played out in the fourth that we got the win.” Head Coach Joshua Jubinville says.
Bantam Bandits win over Wainwright
The Bonnyville Bandits showed up for another big game. They faced the Wainwright Warhawks. The Bandits were ocne again a force to be reckoned with, and the big day only fueled the flame within. The Bandits got things done early, and let their backups get into the game. It was a good chance for everyone to learn a bit more of the game.
“You could see Wainwright is low in numbers… We have 43 players. We subbed in everybody who wasn’t normally a starter. It was really exciting for the kids to get the chance. to play.” Head Coach Mickey Fagnan analyzes.
NAIL BITER UNDER THE LIGHTS
Picture this, oh wait, you were probably there. The lights on Walsh Field were on at the start of the 7:30 p.m. kick off between the Voyageurs and Cold Lake Royals. The game was tight, albeit chalked up to nerves early on. The already packed stands became somehow fuller as the game went through the first quarter. The Voyageurs found themselves down early, but battled back. The game was tied 13-13 going into the half. They were down with only half a quarter left, but left it all on the field. Silas Fagnan sent one deep, and Aaron Goulet hauled it in to take the 21-20 lead. The game was sealed on a late 65 yard touchdown run, and the nerves subsided post-game with a 28-20 victory in the books.
“Before the last two touchdowns, we were all kinda frustrated. Nothing was happening for us. We weren’t getting anywhere, we had to keep punting the ball. We called the one play, and it was just a get open play. I got all the way down, and it fired the boys up. It got the juices flowing, and the last run sealed it.” Receiver Aaron Goulet said post-game.